Please Help! Viewing Distance Info Needed!!

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  1. jimmy~e

    jimmy~e Agent

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    I agree with the video experts who say that distance to the screen is completely and totally a matter of personal taste. Just like in a movie theater, some people prefer to sit up close and some people like to be as far away as possible, in the last row. The 1.5 times screen diagonal "rule" is an average estimate for the average person, but each individual is comfortable at a different distance.
     
  2. ManW_TheUncool

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    At 8.5ft, I'd go w/ the larger size 32" TV even if you like to sit at the back of the theater. [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
  3. Larry Pinell

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    Interesting...Why do you feel that way? I've had mixed opinions...
     
  4. John CW

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    Get the bigger screen. 32" will be fine IMO.

    At 8.5 feet away, I'd go up to about 36" or so.
     
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  7. Trevor H

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    I have a 57" 16:9 set and I sit 9' away from it, for me that is the perfect size/distance ratio.
     
  8. Larry Pinell

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    Sounds like there is a lot of personal taste involved here...
     
  9. Ed O'Neill

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    Larry
    It IS all personal taste

    Jimm e wrote
    Yes but some people sit in the back row for things other than watching the movie... I mean really I rember back around 18 years ago... we I mean they used to....LOL .

    Seriosly Larry,
    Have you ever heard anyone say "Damn I should have gotten a SMALLER tv.

    Just my 2 cents
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    Ed O'Neill
     
  10. Larry Pinell

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    Well, a lot of folks today subscribe to the bigger is better idea...32" from 8.5 ft??hmmmmm....
     
  11. John CW

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    Larry: Did you check out that link I provided? It lists all kinds of detailed information on the correct TV size for a certain distance, including the THX recommendations!

    ~ Johnny
     

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